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improve your Hobie skills for youthsHaving built on your Hobie knowledge and sailing skills, in the 'Knowing your Hobie Cat' course, you need to improve your sailing skills. This youth sailing course concentrates on improving your boat handling, We offer the 'Improve your Hobie Skills' course for twelve to sixteen year olds.

Improve your Hobie Skills

 Duration:  2 days - 1 evenings
 Experience:  Knowing your Hobie Cat
 Minimum age:  12 years old
 Held when:  Weekends and school holidays
 Coach ratio:  No more than 6 students per coach
 Safety boats:  No more than 9 dinghies per safety boat
 Dingies used:  Hobie 14s, Hobie 16s
 Certification:  Improve your Hobie Skills
 Course cost:  See sail training rate sheet

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Improve your Hobie Skills course content

On completion of the 'Improve your Hobie Skills' course the student will have the ability and confidence to sail a Hobie on their own, in a moderate breeze:

Practical sailing abilities

  • Rig, launch & recover a Hobie in any wind direction
  • Get afloat without help
  • Set a boat up according to conditions
  • Recover a person overboard
  • Leave and return to anywhere in any wind condition
  • Sail a triangular course, denonstrating the 4 core elements of Hobie sailing
  • Can round a mark efficiently & effectively
  • Have a practical understanding of the start procedure for racing
  • Can fine tune my course using airflow indicators on the sails
  • Can recover from a total inversion
  • Tie appropriate knots

Background sailing knowledge

  • Knowledge of the International Rules for the Prevention of Collisions at Sea (RPCS)
  • Can interpret a basic synoptic chart
  • Understand the effect of tide on the basic sailing environment

Improve your Hobie Skills activities

  • Team games
  • Flag painting
  • Sailing touch rugby, tag, etc on the water
  • Sailing DVD's & video clips
  • Paddle skis
  • Marshmallow roasting

Improve your Hobie Skills course notes

  • Campers are under adult supervision at all times
  • All sailing & safety equipment will be supplied
  • All food & beverages will be supplied
  • Tuckshop will be available after meals

Youth Sailing Course Registration